The Reach, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

1435 Simonton Street | Key West, FL 33040 [See Map]
#10 in Best Key West Hotels
Hotel Class 4.0-star Critic Rating Moderate Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 2125 reviews
Property Type Resort with 150 rooms, 5 floors
Primary View(s) Neighborhood, Ocean
Style Opulent
Best For Families, Couples, Solo travelers

U.S. News Review

Guests with young kids appreciate The Reach Resort's family-friendly vibe with a sprawling pool and age-appropriate activities and amenities, such as an oversized chess board and scavenger hunts on-site. But there are also plenty of creature comforts to appease older traveler, namely the private beach. And all travelers appreciate the well-appointed rooms, which include iPod docking stations, flat-screen TV, granite bathrooms and private balconies. There's another plus to staying at this recently renovated hotel: It's close to a few choice Rees Jones-designed golf courses. Recent guests also praise the hotel's on-site restaurant, the Strip House (fans of this famed New York City outpost will find their taste buds satisfied by the tasty steak and seafood served here). And since this property is a Waldorf Astoria, Hilton HHonors members can use or earn reward points here.

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Critic Reviews

Travel + Leisure

“All 150 breezy rooms at the Reach Resort have coconut-shell headboards, bathrooms with abstract art, and private balconies.”


“It's steps away from Duval Street, the main artery of Old Town Key West that's lined with restaurants, bars, and tacky souvenir shops.”

Other Awards:
  • Frommer's Exceptional

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 2125 guests have reviewed the The Reach, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, giving it a rating of 4.0, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 4.0 (based on 2125 reviews)

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  • Room Service
  • Shuttle Service
  • Internet Access
  • Dining
  • Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Pool

Location & Parking

The Reach, A Waldorf Astoria Resort is located on the southwest coast of Key West, somewhat secluded from the main attractions. However, the hotel is within easy walking distance of Duval Street, where there are many restaurant and shopping options.

  • Nearby attractions include the Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park
  • Renovated in 2008
  • Key West International Airport about 3 miles east
  • 24-hour valet parking ($30)
  • 24-hour self-parking ($20)
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach
  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping

Guest Rooms

Guest rooms at The Reach are designed to provide optimal lighting, comfort and convenience. The standard guest room features a 9-foot ceiling, granite bathroom with glass enclosed shower and blackout curtains. All rooms are also equipped with private furnished balconies with views of either the courtyard, Key West or the ocean.

  • Flat-screen TV, iPod docking station and minifridge in all accommodations
  • Daily $25 resort fee covers Internet access among other property amenities

Standard room size:

275 square feet
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available


Strip House is the signature dining option at The Reach resort and features seafood and steak options for dinner; the restaurant also offers poolside bites like appetizers, salads, sandwiches and pizza. The venue's floor-to-ceiling windows offer impressive views of the Atlantic Ocean. Strip House provides a modified menu for in-room dining and poolside dining.

  • Reservations recommended at Strip House
  • Room service available from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Number of restaurants:


Cuisine types:

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast


The pool at The Reach is located outside and the pool deck offers direct access to the property's private beach. Poolside drink and snack service is provided as well as cooling towels. Guests have convenient access to the beach (also equipped with chaise loungers), which is the only private beach on Key West

  • Water activities are available at the beach

Number of pools:


Pool types:

  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo

Pool amenities:

  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar



There is not a kids club at The Reach, however the ScoutAbout program provides an activity map for kids and adults to discover different clues around the hotel. Located throughout the resort are "Points of Discovery" to explore: children use the resort map to search for and collect color-coded, wearable ScoutAbout bands. If they complete the scavenger hunt, they earn a spot on the official ScoutAbout Wall of Fame.

  • Complimentary to hotel guests
  • Beach activities and oversized chess board on premises
  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs


The fitness center at The Reach offers cardio equipment and weight-training machines. The resort also features a private beach and water sports rentals like kayaks and wave runners.

  • Water sports packages available that include snorkeling, scuba diving and dolphin encounters
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles (with fee)
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats (with fee)
  • Motor boats (with fee)


The Reach resort offers more than 4,700 square feet of meeting and event space, including five meeting rooms with versatile floor plans. The largest space, Caribe Ballroom, can accommodate events of up to 150 people.

  • Strip House restaurant can also be used as meeting and event space
  • Secretarial services available
  • Equipped with high-speed Internet and audiovisual support

Number of meeting rooms:

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


Pets are allowed to stay at The Reach resort after owners agree to the hotel policies. Pets must never be left unattended.

  • Nonrefundable $75 per night fee
  • Must weigh less than 25 pounds
  • Waste bags provided at front desk
  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting


Although The Reach does not have an on-site golf club, guests are welcome to use the golf facilities at the Key West Golf Club which is 5 miles northeast of the hotel. The course was designed by Rees Jones and is open year-round.

  • Pro shop, driving range and putting green
  • PGA professional instruction
  • Golf carts
  • Golf packages
  • Club rentals
  • Club house
  • Refreshment stand or restaurant
  • Caddy service
  • Pro shop


To utilize the maximum guest capacity, weddings take place in the Caribe Ballroom at The Reach hotel. Ocean-view terrace weddings are also a possibility, which provide panoramas of the Atlantic Ocean.

  • 600 square feet of pre-function space adjacent to the Ballroom

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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The Reach, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

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